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Faculty Development Opportunities

Faculty Development Resources

Liberal Arts Awards

Award Name Summary Application / Nomination Deadline Award Limit
College of Liberal Arts Faculty Development Awards (CLAFDA) Provides support for intra-disciplinary and interdisciplinary projects that are not eligible for funding from other sources within the University

October 15 (Fall)

March 1 (Spring)

$5,000
Liberal Arts Research Grants (LARA) Provides support for faculty members working on a specific project connected to their scholarly expertise that will result in a clearly defined outcome intended to be disseminated to the wider academic community  

October 15 (Fall)

March 1 (Spring) 

One-course assigned time

Faculty Scavone Awards in Medieval Manuscripts and Culture Honors original and scholarly work on medieval manuscripts in order to gratefully acknowledge the profound personal impact of USI Professor Emeritus Daniel Scavone (History) and Carolyn Scavone on academic scholarship  

March 1

$1,000

University-Wide Awards

Faculty members who collaborate with students to produce and present research or creative works are eligible to apply for Endeavor Awards for Research and Creativity.

A list of additional university-wide faculty awards and application requirements can be found in the Provost's Office. These awards include:

  • Darrell Bigham Historic Southern Indiana Faculty Engagement Fellowship
  • Faculty Research and Creative Work Grant
  • H. Lee Cooper Core Curriculum Teaching Award
  • Historic New Harmony Faculty Fellowships
  • Interdisciplinary Faculty Fellowship
  • Major as Home
  • OSPRA Summer Research Grant for Pilot Research Projects
  • Sydney L. and Sadelle Berger Community Service Award
  • USI Distinguished Professor
  • USI Foundation Outstanding Teaching by New Faculty
  • USI Foundation Outstanding Teaching by Adjunct Faculty
  • USI Outstanding Advisor Award
  • USI Summer Research Fellowship

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